Problem

  • A valve was not closing properly, which led to a lack of control over the material’s flow

Measurement Tags Alerted

  • Valve opening position
  • Slave valve
  • Set point

How SAM GUARD Helped

  • Sent an alert indicating strange behavior of valve EFC2702
  • The opening position of the slave valve started fluctuating up to 100% while the master set point was absolutely stable.

Value

  • Upon first inspection it was found that the valve was not closing under 8%
  • After calibration it was discovered that the valve was not sealing, so it was replaced and underwent an overall mechanical review
  • Deeper inspection found significant wear and tear on the plug, which clearly needed to be replaced.
  • Regaining control over the flow of material prevented waste of unnecessary material and helped safeguard the quality of the end products.
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